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SonyFA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Studio (7)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Macro photography (4)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all...Read complete review

While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the...Read complete review

I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works Great...Not Sure Why it's Needed.

By Chad

from Germany

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

Functionally this works great even if a little bulky and pricey, but why does Sony use a different hot shoe standard?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent product

By ACEKQJTEN

from South Florida

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

    Sony quality. It mounts securely to my NEX-7. I also have no worries about using a third party flash and possibly not syncing properly tith the NEX -7

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    • No

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    5.0

    worked right off the bat

    By JJ

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • A bit pricey

    Best Uses

    • Studio

    Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

    I needed a shoe adapter for my Nex 7 so I could use a pocket wizard for a commercial studio shoot. I first got a third party inexpensive adapter which didn't work at all, returned it for a refund, ordered the Sony adapter which worked right away and perfectly for my studio shoot saving me much anxiety.
    It has a small sleek profile and looks good on the camera if that's important to you.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great tool for Pocket Wizard Users

    By RayJack

    from Chicago

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      Great tool for Pocket Wizards Users, who use Sony Alpha Cameras

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sony Camera users

      By Images by Ray

      from Chicago, il.

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      Perfect tool for Pocket Wizard users, the size and look really enhances my studio equipment presentation. I wish the price was a little lower, however it is a perfect match for my a700 and a900 Sony cameras. Sometimes you have to pay a little more to get a good product

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Bob

      from Aurora, CO

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • none found

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      I use the product for triggering lights with a remote. Works great with my K-Lite 4 group.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Does the job

      By Richard

      from perth Australia

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

          Works as described what I do not like are the size it's very long and the cost Sony make their hot shoe proprietary and then sell you an overpriced adaptor

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          • No

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          1.0

          Too expensive

          By bajlunchan

          from Poza Rica, México

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

          I havent tried with Pocket Wizards, I've tried with COWBOY STUDIO wireless triggers and It does not work, so if you are a sony user try some YONGNUO they do work.

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          5.0

          SONY Hot Shoe Adapter

          By Eric

          from Randallstown, MD

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

              I needed this accessory for my SONY Alpha Camera fast and quick and while other resources either didn't carry it or was much more expensive from the OEM.[...]and worked flawlessly as specified with the remote flash system I purchased. The unit performed well as expected.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

              By Foots

              from Montgomery, Al

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

              While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A fine Sony product

              By photo_taker

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flash Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                Just slides on like the hotshoe and then you can attach any hotshoe you want , but I recommend sticking with Sony just because you'll seem to get a better fit that way. If you don't have one , don't sweat it though , like I said they will work with any hotshoe.

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                3.0

                Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

                By Chris

                from Matawan, NJ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                  I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy again

                  By Murf

                  from Northern NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                      Needed this for attaching radio slave sender to Alpha 850. Quality built. Low profile. Only negative I can think of is you might forget to turn it off and run the battery down. Inexpensive battery anyway.

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                      5.0

                      Made for the camera

                      By Old Timer

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                        Excellent and sturdy. Gives you universal access to all shoe mounted flashes. Can leave on the camera all the time without problem. Does use a battery (included) to protect body from faulty flash. [...]

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                        5.0

                        Great Stuff

                        By Benjie

                        from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                          It is easy to use. Now I am able to use other flash but of course, on Manual Mode and Flash Auto mode only. But it's great to have one of this.

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                          5.0

                          Works great for radio triggers!

                          By emdot

                          from Westchester, NY

                          Pros

                          • Durable under warranty
                          • Light in size
                          • Works with most triggers

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • For triggering lights
                            • Using 3rd party flashes

                            Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                            I need a hotshoe in order to trigger off studio lights. I used to use the pop-up flash on the A700 to trigger the lights. Since buying the hotshoe, I use a Elinchrom RX trigger and it does wonders. And I like the fact that it has a battery check, in case I need to switch.

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